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How to Instruct Us
We simply require the following details:
Full name & address of the debtor
All available contact details of the debtor i.e. contact name(s) / Tel / Mobile / Email(s)
Amount owed (Invoice(s) or Statement will help)
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Switzerland Debt Collection – No Win No Fee
Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collections service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international debt collection agency partners in every country worldwide. All our International debt collection agency partners and offices operate on a No Win No Fee basis charging an agreed commission against monies recovered only.
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from a debt collection agency UK are as follows:
The local International Debt collection Partners know:
The local cultures
Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our debt collection service Switzerland:
Location of debt recovery office in Switzerland?
7 offices in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern, St. Gallen and Zurich. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office.
Number of debt collection staff?
190 staff. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response result s from debtors.
How long have you been operating a debt recovery service in Switzerland?
What type of debt collection services do you provide? Do you do commercial debt recovery (B2B) and consumer debt recovery (B2C)?
We handle both Business to Business debt recovery cases and Business to Consumer debt collections cases. There is different content for business to business debt collection letter templates and business to consumer debt collection letters templates.
Statue of Limitation in Switzerland?
5 – 10 years.
How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Switzerland?
Although there are many European legislations, we can work with our national laws.
How many companies registries in Switzerland for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)?
1 commercial register
What is the debt collection process in Switzerland?
We first send a debt recovery letter/mail. In B2C we send also a registered letter. After 10 days we send a second debt collection letter, a warning that the file will be transferred to the lawyer. Then we try a phone conversation. Our in-house lawyer send a last debt recovery letter, again after 10 days. We try to settle/close in 1 month.
Average length of time to collect a debt?
1 month in Belgium
Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims?
5% interest but only when at least 1 reminder was sent by the creditor.
Details on legal service / process in Switzerland?
Our lawyers work under the same conditions. The costs for the bailiff have to be paid in advance. They are added to the claim and have to be settled by the debtor.
We have an own software-system that allows us to cover big quantities of files. They are processed the same day. Our clients receive also a login so they can check the status of their files whenever they want. They are always updated on the same day.
Switzerland Business Credit Reports
Creditreform provides over 88 million international business credit reports throughout Europe and 200 million international business credit reports worldwide. Total businesses registered in Switzerland is over 500,000. Through our online databases you can download Switzerland business credit reports instantly. This can be done prior to trading to make sure the company you will be dealing with can meet the commitment or once the debt becomes overdue to ensure the debtor can meet the amount owed.
Switzerland Tracing Agents
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Switzerland tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This debtor tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace.
Specialist Debt Recovery Experts
There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Switzerland debt collection services which differ from the UK and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from debt collectors UK. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK debt collector only. Using the local offices and partners enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service.